Forget the recession, police strikes and corruption scandals: it's Carnival time and everyone is partying.
When visiting this amazing continent it's not about what to bring, but rather what to ditch.
It might look pretty, but the trek to this mountain 5000m above sea level is not for the faint-heated.
Easter Island's stark isolation fuels the mystique surrounding its ancient statues.
In a neighbourhood known for drugs and gangs lies an artificial lake that the locals choose over Copacabana.